Well, on March 6, 2012, another bittersweet moment went into the annuls of Basham family history. *sniff sniff* My youngest girl has taken of on two wheels! (I’m really dreading the day when it’s FOUR wheels!) It was so sweet to watch her face as she took off. She didn’t fall even once, because her training wheels had become so “pushed up” that they were rarely, if ever, touching the ground! She was already doing it on her own, but didn’t realize it! She is riding an old bike of Leslie’s that has been refurbished, Basham style! In other words, the back tire was damaged so it was replaced with the back tire from Mitchell’s old bike. He’d outgrown it, but we saved it for parts. Good thing, too, because it came in handy! That is why she has one white tire and one black. (We prefer frugal over fashionable! heehee!)
Here are some photos of Laci’s big moment:
I’m so thankful to be able to be home with my children each and every day. Yes, it sometimes gets tiresome. And yes, I often fight feelings of failure. Sometimes, I’m even tempted to get a job just to get out of the house for a bit, or to have money for this or that. When those thoughts come, the Lord reminds me of what I’m doing each day in my home. I’m not here to have a hobby or relax or even to keep my house looking like something out of Better Homes & Gardens! I’m here to love, to train, to snuggle, to comfort, to pray, to read, to listen…to enjoy these precious moments before they fly away.
And they sure are flying.